Lauren B Called

Rookie - 149 Points (Motown)

Almost a Prayer

He trusts the wrong people
Pays them to lie
When it's time to give account
They save their own behinds
A situation I played no part in
Rules I've always adhered to
My hands are clean
Still fingers point at me
I have no control over what they do
The treatment around town is changing
Here we go again
Lord you have provided for
a beautiful summer
Please protect us and our plans
He threatens to tear it down
Take me for all I'm worth
When he is the one who lives
in luxury
While we scrape by until it hurts
I'd rather have peace and keep our little
Happy to be away from his lot
But those that plunder the poor
Just so they'll have more
Need to be stopped
Lord please let him see the wrong
of his ways
Protect us from his anger
Keep us high above the storm
Far away from danger

Submitted: Friday, June 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life

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Comments about this poem (Almost a Prayer by Lauren B Called )

  • Rookie - 149 Points Laurie X3 (7/17/2014 8:10:00 AM)

    An in few words you are revealed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mervyn Graham (7/15/2014 4:52:00 PM)

    the lines above hold a story
    of which I know not
    but a strange pleading for solace
    lies between this scribe
    but what is asked for
    and what's received
    is hidden deep below
    the meaning well disguised
    my pennies worth may seem trivial
    but it's offer well meant I assure
    when it's time to walk away from trouble
    it's time to go (Report) Reply

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